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CAMPUS LANDSCAPE HEAD HONORED ... The American Society of Landscape Architects has named Cathrine Deino Blake of Stanford University to its Council of Fellows for 2016. Blake, who has been the Stanford University landscape architect for the last 20 years, is responsible for the university's 500-acre campus. She received her honor for Leadership/Management, from the Northern California Chapter. The landscape white paper she developed is the guiding philosophy for all current work done on the campus. During the university's $5 billion building program, Blake has been the client representative solely responsible for bridging the heritage of Frederick Law Olmsted and Thomas Church with modern environmental concerns. She manages the landscape infrastructure project budget of $3.5 million per year.

BLUEBERRY PIE, ANYONE? ... Santa Clara County UC Extension Master Gardeners will hold a class on growing blueberries at Rinconada Library in Palo Alto at 7 p.m. on May 19. Planting, watering, pruning, and of course, harvesting will be covered. Info:

WEED WARRIORS ... Volunteers of all ages are welcome every Wednesday, 1-5 p.m., to work alongside Acterra "weed warriors" who remove invasive plants at Arastradero Preserve. Groups can contact Paul Heiple at for their own special program dates/hours. Arastradero Preserve is located at 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. We will meet at the buildings next to the parking lot. Carpool, bike or walk if possible. Bring a reusable water bottle and dress for outdoor work (sturdy shoes and long pants recommended). Acterra provides gloves and tools. Minors under 18 must bring a waiver form signed by a parent.

THE EDIBLE EDUCATOR ... Palo Alto's Common Ground is looking for someone to come on board permanently as its Edible Educator and Program Manager. And speaking of edible plants, the organization's 10th Annual Common Ground Edible Garden Tour will be held on July 23.


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